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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1965 April

Stock Car Races at Martinsville Speedway

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 06 sec.
Footage of a 20-lap qualifying race for placement in the Virginia 500 Grand National. A 1963 Oldsmobile driven by Buck Baker hangs on the pit wall after crashing. Larry Manning spins out in a 1963 Chevrolet. Winner of the Virginia 500 qualifying race Cale Yarborough poses for pictures. Perk Brown wins the modified sportsman race.
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